Shouldering the burden of evolution – Phys.Org

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‘Super-Henge’ Revealed: A New English Mystery Is Uncovered
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An artist’s depiction of how the stones at Durrington Walls may have been positioned.
Credit: © LBI ArchPro, Juan Torrejón Valdelomar, Joachim Brandtner

The remains of a massive stone monument, 15 times the size of Stonehenge and located just 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away from the famous site, were recently discovered by British archaeologists.

The stone monoliths were found buried beneath the bank of the Durrington Walls “super-henge,” one of the largest-known henges in the United Kingdom, and could have been part of a huge Neolithic monument, the researchers said.

The finding, announced on Saturday (Sept. 7) at the British Science Festival in Yorkshire, could mean that everything researchers think they know about Stonehenge may need to be “rewritten,” according to Paul Garwood, a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, and the principal pre-historian for the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project — the group th……………. continues on Live Science

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